N.H. Students Represent PSU at National Collegiate Sales Competition

March 19th, 2010 by Adam

PSU business students Chris Roche and Mike Moody recently participated in the 12th Annual National Collegiate Sales Competition (NCSC), hosted by the Coles College of Business (Kennesaw State University, GA.) March 5-8. The NCSC, the world’s largest collegiate sales competition, pits top sales students in a test of live role-play, one-on-one sales call challenges. Each sales call is broadcast live to locations on campus where college faculty from across the country and recruiters from sponsoring companies participate as judges and evaluate each student’s performance. PSU business professor Robert Nadeau said Moody and Roche did an excellent job representing Plymouth State.

PSU Students at National Competition
Left to right, Mike Moody, Professor Robert Nadeau and Chris Roche at the National Collegiate Sales Competition in Kennesaw, Georgia

“This is the super bowl of collegiate sales competitions,” Nadeau said. “We’re fortunate to have great hard working and enthusiastic students who are so driven to succeed.”

Roche, a business major from Laconia, made it to the quarter finals of the competition, while Moody, a marketing major from Manchester, placed 3rd in his wild card round. Both students are currently enrolled in the Sales Leadership Program at the College of Business Administration at PSU. Both students said the experience provided them with important knowledge and understanding of the sales profession.

“It was a great opportunity to attain valuable experience, competing against the top sales students in the country,” said Roche.

“To be one of the students selected to represent PSU at the 2010 National Collegiate Sales Competition was an honor and a valuable learning experience,” Moody said.

Moody and Roche were among the approximately 350 college students from 61 universities who participated in this year’s competition, along with nearly 30 companies, including Liberty Mutual, ADP, Tom James, Owens Corning, AT&T, Hewlett Packard, Dow Jones, NCR and Reynolds and Reynolds. NCSC sponsor resources provide funding to defray the expenses of competing students and participating faculty.

PSU and the University of Connecticut are only two universities in New England offering a comprehensive sales program.

For more information about this release, contact Bruce Lyndes, PSU Media Relations Mgr., (603) 535-2775 or blyndes@plymouth.edu

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